Waterloo Summer Language School in Germany

Bamberg city view

Waterloo's German Language Summer School in Germany

Dates: end of July to end of August (not offered in 2023)
Check out the Canadian Summer School in Germany (CSSG) instead! CSSG is open for all levels of German.

Waterloo German Language Summer School in Germany information:
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Spend five weeks in the picturesque Bavarian town of Bamberg! The Bamberg Summer School offers you the opportunity to take three intense German-language courses, discover a beautiful area of Germany, and earn UW credits.

Important information:

  • Take German language courses designed for Canadian students, co-taught by UW and UBamberg instructors.
  • Receive three course credits (GER 201, GER 202 and GER 299).
  • Take part in daytrips with a group of international students (e.g., Bayreuth, Nürnberg and Würzburg).
  • Housing (one week in a shared hotel room and four weeks in a single-room student residence) and various cultural activities (trips, parties and Bamberg city tour) are included in the programme fees (approx. 1100 Euro).
  • You pay tuition (i.e., for 1.5 credits) directly to the University of Waterloo.
  • Apply for Fred and Ruth Stork Awards in German Studies ($500-$1500) or Marga I. Weigel German Study Abroad Award to help pay for your flight.
    DEADLINE: March 1 of each year!
  • Pre-requisite: GER 102 (latest taken in the Spring term) or equivalent

Questions? Contact Katja Czarnecki.

Information Session - 2018 Bamberg Summer School (slide show)


With approximately 70,000 inhabitants, Bamberg will make it easy for you to settle in and get acquainted with the city. Bamberg's old town was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register in 1993, and the city is currently experiencing what can only be described as a cultural boom. Since 2009, the student body has grown from 9,000 to 13,000 students. This means that every sixth person in Bamberg is a university student and YOU could be one of them.

Bamberg downtown street viewBamberg's location in the Regnitz valley, the city's seven hills, the Hain park with  river-swimming, the proximity to the "Franconian Switzerland," the Haßberge Hills, the Steigerwald Nature Park and the Upper Main River Valley all add to the city's appeal.

As a university town, Bamberg has a lively nightlife and café culture.  In addition to numerous pubs, bars and clubs, the city's many cafés provide the perfect setting for a short break – or an entire afternoon.

More information about Bamberg and the university:

Bamberg freut sich auf Dich!